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Celebrate BC Wine with Okanagan Crush Pad at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

Okanagan Crush Pad

What is OKANAGAN CRUSH PAD? Okanagan Crush Pad is a winery located in Summerland BC, which is home to our flagship wines Haywire and Narrative, plus wines made for custom crush clients. The licensed winery has been designed to facilitate production…

The Story Continues with jy. Ancient Method Sparkling Wine

jy Pinot Noir Ancient Method sparkling wine sign and glass

Since 2011, Okanagan Crush Pad  (OCP) winery in Summerland offered the Okanagan Wine Campus, where the BC Sommelier of the Year has the opportunity to create their own wine label at the OCP facility.  They are part of the whole wine…

Getting Back to the Soil with BC Pinot Noir

BC Pinot Noir vineyard locations coloured by soil type

From my initial analysis of soil type with the vineyards associated with my BC Pinot Noir tasting notes using a Geographic Information System, I can see some regional clusters in BC.  I also see some commonality between the most common Pinot Noir vineyard…

3 Big Red Wines from McWatters Collection and TIME Estate Wineries

TIME Syrah, Meritage, and McWatters Collection Meritage wines

It’s Fall and the rains will soon be starting according to the weather forecast.  How to keep yourself happy and fortified during our rainy season?  Big red BC wines.  I received 3 bottles recently: TIME Estate Winery Syrah 2013 TIME…

A Bene Nota from Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene

Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene 2014 label

Black Hills Estate Winery on the Black Sage Road in the Okanagan is best known for their “Nota Bene” Bordeaux blend red wine.  When I was taking my WSET classes downtown many years ago, it was extremely difficult to get a bottle…